Sikh Gurdwara Oak Creek’s Massacre at Wisconsin describes as a possible act of domestic terrorism, attacking at that time when around 400 whispers located in the temple and praying on Sunday morning.
The shooter who fired opening at the innocent people, killing six worshipers and dozens injured, is identified as a 40-year-old white man, a US Army soldier who had a 9/11 tatoo calling an act of a hate crime.
Reports said, authorities were investigating possible links to white supremacist groups and his membership in skinhead rock bands.
The gunman was identified as Wade Michael Page. He served as a soldier in the Army from 1992 to 1998, police chief John Edwards in the Milwaukee said on Monday.
Further adding, he told reporters, that Page, who hailed from a neighbouring community, was a “six-year Army enlistee,” who shot the first police officer to arrive on the scene “eight or nine times at close range”. After Page continued to fire at arriving police and refused to drop his weapon an officer fatally shot him with a squad rifle.
With the Oak Creek Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation comes ahead for probing the shooting. It has been said that during investigations, the authorities track hate groups, Page was a tall, balding, “lone gunman” used a 9mm handgun that had been legally purchased.
As per media reports, it may be seem that the alleged killer had confused Sikhs with Muslims, just similar lot of attacks on Sikhs in the U.S.
Much shocked and sad, U.S. President Barack Obama ordered flags to fly at half-staff at the White House along with other federal buildings in honour of the Oak Creek’s victims, indicating Sikhs a part of boarder American family.
Calling for “soul-searching” the Indian embassy in Washington, Obama told reporters, “If it turns out, as some early reports indicate, that it may have been motivated in some way by the ethnicity of those who were attending the temple, I think the American people immediately recoil against those kinds of attitudes.”